Mazeed Ogungbo is up for a loan this summer and drawing interest from various clubs in the English lower leagues, according to a report.

Mazeed Ogungbo playing against Crystal Palace u23s (Photo via CPFC.co.uk)
Mazeed Ogungbo playing against Crystal Palace u23s (Photo via CPFC.co.uk)

Football.London report that Mazeed Ogungbo will be available for a loan this summer, as he’s keen to test himself in senior football.

The defender is already attracting interest from several clubs in League One and League Two.

A move would be Ogungbo’s first spell in first-team football, having only made senior appearances for Arsenal in friendlies – as well as appearing on the bench in a couple of Premier League squads in April.

The 19-year-old made 29 appearances for the Arsenal u23s in their 38 games in all competitions this season, despite missing April to link up with the first team. He was a consistent starter and put in plenty of good performances.

Capable of playing at left-back, left-wing-back, or at centre-back, Ogungbo would be a versatile addition to most lower-league sides. He just needs the experience.

Ogungbo also received a call-up to the Republic of Ireland u20 squad this year, so he’s been making progress for club and country at youth level.

Mazeed Ogungbo with Per Mertesacker after signing his professional contract (Photo via Arsenal.com)
Mazeed Ogungbo with Per Mertesacker after signing his professional contract (Photo via Arsenal.com)

It will be interesting to see whether Crawley Town make a move for Ogungbo, having taken on former Arsenal u23 and u18 coaches Kevin Betsy and Dan Micciche.

You’d think they’d want to take advantage of their Arsenal connections to bring in at least one or two loan players they know well from their time in London.

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